Facebook delays UK launch of dating service

Facebook delays UK launch of dating service

It was due to launch ahead of Valentine's Day

Love is not in the air on Facebook for the time being, after the social network decided to postpone the launch of its dating service in the UK.

The tech giant was planning to introduce a Tinder rival to users across Europe ahead of Valentine's Day but ran into issues with its lead EU regulator, the Irish Data Protection Commission.

Facebook Dating is an opt-in feature which allows users to create a separate dating profile to their existing Facebook account, with the site then offering recommendations based on preferences, things in common with other users of the tool, and any mutual friends.

The service was first tested in Colombia in September 2018 before expanding to other locations including the US a year later.

The watchdog appears to have been concerned about late notice, saying Facebook first informed them about its intentions on February 3, just 10 days before an intended roll-out on February 13.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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